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  • martyrant - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - link

    What features are stripped from the GC1000 to make the GC500 price point?

    Been looking at getting one of these just to use as a PVR (not really into recording console gaming, I have fraps on my PC) and the Hauppauge was a little on the expensive side just to record shows here and there.
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  • ganeshts - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - link

    Differences btw GC1000 and GC500:

    - GC500 no HDMI

    - GC500 record resolution 480p where the 1000 supports 1080i

    - GC500 supports software compression H.264 and the GC1000 supports hardware compression H.264.

    I have seen queries on various forums looking for a HD PVR alternative, but the end conclusion was always that the HD PVR was the best bet. It has been around unchanged for 4 years, so I guess they got something right :) Now, you could take a look at the GC 1000 and see if it meets your needs, as it is at a lower price point.
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  • nbrenner - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - link

    Article states 1080p in the 1000, not 1080i.

    Although I read from a linking site that it's1080i, yet it references this AnandTech article, so...odd. Seems to be some confusion. The Fujitsu pdf that is linked in this article states FullHD which would be 1080p, albeit at 30fps, and that's appears to be what is alluded to here.
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  • ganeshts - Friday, August 31, 2012 - link

    I believe it is 1080i60 and 1080p30 which can be captured. Can't say for sure without using it :) Reply
  • MobiusStrip - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Can't record anything HDCP-encoded, so this thing is hopelessly gimped.

    It also doesn't say what the bitrate is for the recording. H.264 can't be edited without recompressing (at least the surrounding GOP), making this a less-than-ideal solution for capturing analog sources.
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  • ganeshts - Friday, August 31, 2012 - link

    You are not going to going to see any legal device which can record HDCP-encrypted content. You can still record stuff from XBox over HDMI because that isn't HDCP protected. Reply

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